The New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigations Unit, has charged Victor Alamo, Jr., a 35-year-old male, with attempted murder and firearm related charges after he discharged a firearm at a victim yesterday morning.

(Wilmington, Del.-19804) On Thursday (3/16) at approximately 7:18 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Valley Road for the report of a shots fired complaint.  Officers located the scene and after contacting the 37-year-old victim, learned he was sitting in his vehicle when a male suspect approached him armed with a firearm. The suspect discharged multiple gunshots into the vehicle prior to fleeing from the scene in a light- colored sedan.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit assumed the investigation and identified Alamo as a suspect.  An arrest warrant was issued and all attempts to locate him were unsuccessful. 

Today (3/17), at approximately 10:00 a.m., Alamo turned himself into police at the Cpl. Paul J. Sweeney Public Safety Building where he was arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $1,060,000 cash bail.


Teens charged with Theft of Stolen Vehicle

(Newark, Del.-19711) On Thursday (3/16) at approximately 4:30 a.m., New Castle County Police were called to the unit block of Boyds Valley Drive in the community of Meeting House Hill for the report of a theft of a motor vehicle.

The victim reported he exited his home and noticed his tan 2020 Subaru Accent was missing.  He immediately began to track the car using Starlink and provided the police of the car’s location in real time. 

Multiple units responded to the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Lincoln Avenue in New Castle after learning the vehicle had stopped.  Through the assistance of the Delaware State Police Aviation Section, officers learned the operator of the stolen vehicle had fled into the rear yard in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue and was attempting to hide under a deck. Officers on the ground located the subject and took him into custody.

The two female occupants also fled from the stolen car and attempted to hide in the shed in the 100 block of Washington Avenue.  They too were taken into custody.

The 16-year-old male was charged with: theft of a motor vehicle, conspiracy in the second degree, resisting arrest, and criminal mischief under $1000. He was arraigned and released on a $1000 unsecured bail.

The 15-year-old female and the 17-year-old female were charged with theft of a motor vehicle, conspiracy in the second degree and resisting arrest.  Both teens were arraigned.  The 15-year-old was released on $1000 unsecured bail, while the 17-year-old female was committed to the New Castle County Detention Center in lieu of $1000 secured bail.


Hit and Run Driver Charged after Striking 8-year old-UPDATE

(Bear, Del.-19701) The New Castle County Division of Police, Traffic Services Unit, have charged Michael Dutton, a 42-year-old Newark man, with vehicular assault in the second degree and other traffic related offenses after he struck an 8-year-old child and fled the scene.

On Thursday (3/2) at approximately 6:50 p.m., police were dispatched to a hit and run collision with injuries to an 8-year-old male child in the area of Cardiff Way and Hazeltine Lane in St. Andrews Addition Townhouses.  The child was initially transported to the Christiana Hospital and then later transferred to Nemours Children’s Hospital.  He has since been discharged.

The preliminary investigation revealed the striking vehicle was a black sports style sedan.  As the investigation continued, detectives identified the striking vehicle as a black 2014 Infiniti Q60. 

Detectives located and recovered the vehicle and learned Dutton was the operator of the vehicle at the time of the collision.

Michael Dutton has been charged with the following:

  • Vehicular assault in the second degree
  • Hindering prosecution
  • Operation of a vehicle causing serious physical injury to a vulnerable user
  • Leaving the scene of a collision resulting in injury
  • Driving while suspended or revoked
  • Failure to report a collision resulting in injury or death
  • Removal of a vehicle from the scene of a collision

He was arraigned and committed to the Howard R.  Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $3000 secured bail.